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Super Freak The Rick James story

by Chanel Rowe
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 29, 2024

STOKLEY OF MINT CONDITION TAKES CENTER STAGE AS RICK JAMES IN JE’CARYOUS JOHNSON ENTERTAINMENT’S “SUPER FREAK: THE RICK JAMES STORY”

Je’Caryous Johnson Entertainment, in collaboration with executive producer Ty James, is proud to announce the latest addition to the cast of “Super Freak: The Rick James Story” – the incomparable R&B sensation, Stokley. Known for his dynamic stage presence and undeniable talent, Stokley will step into the iconic role of Rick James, bringing to life the legendary singer’s electrifying persona and timeless music.

Super Freak: The Rick James Story” delves deep into the tumultuous life and extraordinary talent of the legendary musician, exploring the highs and lows of his career against the backdrop of his unforgettable hits. Audiences will be transported on a musical journey through James’ groundbreaking music and the compelling narrative of his life, filled with passion, excess, and undeniable talent.

Ty James, executive producer and daughter of the late Rick James, expressed her excitement about the latest casting announcement, stating, “I am so excited that we were able to cast such an amazing talented cast. I know playing my dad is stepping into some big shoes, but I am confident Stokley will kill it. My dad would be so proud.”

Renowned playwright and producer Je’Caryous Johnson added, “It’s an honor to partner with Ty James to create, celebrate and cement the legacy and musical genius of Rick James with the world. We have such an amazing cast. I am so delighted to have Stokley, the voice of Mint Condition, bring the character of Rick James to life. It takes a talent such as Stokley who is a master of many instruments to fill the shoes of a maestro like Rick James. This musical will undoubtedly shock the world and open people’s eyes to just how much of a Super Freakin’ genius Rick James was.”

Stokley, a GRAMMY-nominated vocalist, songwriter, and producer, is best known as the lead singer and drummer for the legendary R&B group Mint Condition. With a career spanning decades, Stokley has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music and continues to captivate audiences with his soulful performances. His latest album, “Sankofa,” has garnered critical acclaim and produced multiple Billboard chart-topping singles.

Super Freak: The Rick James Story” will embark on a nationwide tour, captivating audiences in cities across the United States. The tour kicks off on March 14th at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston, TX, and will continue through June, culminating in a series of performances at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Tickets for “Super Freak: The Rick James Story” are now available for purchase online HERE, offering fans the opportunity to experience the electrifying journey of one of music’s most iconic figures.

Tour Dates:

March 14 – 17

Houston, TX

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

March 20

Buffalo, NY

Shea’s Buffalo Theatre

March 21 – 24

Detroit, MI

Music Hall Center For The Performing Arts

March 28

Raleigh, NC

Memorial Auditorium

March 29 – 31

Atlanta, GA

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

April 2 – 7

Washington, DC

The National Theatre

April 10

Wallingford, CT

Toyota Oakdale Theatre

April 11

Boston, MA

Emerson Colonial Theatre

April 12 – 14

Brooklyn, NY

Kings Theatre

April 17

Norfolk, VA

Chrysler Hall

April 18

Richmond, VA

Altria Theater

April 20

Philadelphia, PA

The Met Philadelphia

April 21

Baltimore, MD

Lyric Theatre

April 24

Akron, OH

Akron Civic Theatre

April 25

Milwaukee, WI

Miller High Life Theatre

April 26-27

Chicago, IL

Arie Crown Theater

April 28

Columbus, OH

Palace Theatre

May 1

Cincinnati, OH

Taft Theatre

May 2

Louisville, KY

Palace Theatre

May 3-4

Memphis, TN

Orpheum Theatre

May 5

St. Louis, MO

Stifel Theatre

May 9-12

Dallas, TX

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters

May 16

Jacksonville, FL

Moran Theater

May 17

Columbia, SC

Township Auditorium

May 18

Fayetteville, NC

Crown Theater

May 19

North Charleston, SC

North Charleston PAC

May 28

Little Rock, AR

Robinson Center

May 30

Birmingham, AL

BJCC Concert Hall

June 2

New Orleans, LA

Saenger Theater

June 6-8

Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Pantages Theatre

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For press inquiries, please contact:

Ernest Dukes

ernest@nottinghamla.com

Chanel Green

chanel@nottinghamla.com

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